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Bumped off a flight: you could be next

By GRAEME PATON Up to 50,000 passengers a year are being “bumped off ” British flights as airlines overbook to maximize profits. Experts said that “denied boarding” was becoming increasingly common because of competition among airlines, which led carriers to sell too many tickets to avoid flying with empty seats. The disclosure was made as film emerged of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight by security officers. Footage …

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Malaysian aviation code helps ensure passengers’ rights

The Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code 2016 (MACPC), which was adopted last year, serves to ensure that the rights of air passengers are “clearly defined and protected by law.” Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) Executive Chairman Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad, asserted that the code covers passengers’ dealings with virtually every aspect of air travel. “What this means for consumers is that when they travel by air in and from Malaysia, their …

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Emirates accuses UK’s aviation body of acting ‘unprofessionally’

Emirates has rued claims made by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that they have breached laws by not paying compensation to passengers who have experienced flight delays. The Dubai-based airline went so far as saying that the UK aviation body acted “unprofessionally” in dealing with the matter. The CAA has called out Emirates and four other carriers – Etihad Airways, American Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines – for …

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Etihad denies UK ´s accusation over passenger compensation

Etihad Airways has disputed the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) claims that it has broken a law with regards to the non-payment of passenger compensation for delayed flights. The CAA has come out and publicly said that Etihad is one of several airline carriers, that have breached consumer law by not providing compensation to passengers who experience a delay on the first leg of a flight, which in turn causes …

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